As of today "Starting" members will have limited posting privileges in our non-giveaway forums (The Help Desk, The Think Tank, and Introductions). All of the giveaway forums (Area 51) will still require an accepted intro for access. This will reduce the pressure on intro workers and allow them to review an applicant's posting history before promoting them to 10%.
One side effect to these changes is the need for additional staff to handle the increase in forum activity. We plan to start announcing additional staff promotions in the next few days. Please apply in this thread if you are interested in helping: http://www.torrent-invites.com/staff...mods-open.html
P.S. Starting members will not have access to Thanks or PMs, Announcements, BitTorrent News, or the Chopping Block until their introductions have been accepted and they are promoted to 10%. We have also disabled the old intro promotion system so you can Thank / Rep a Starting member without concern of accidentally promoting them to 10%. The only way to promote someone now is via the "Approve this Introduction" option in Thread Tools.